The following entry is a guest post from Ahmed Mohamed Maawy, one half of the driving force behind the ‘Koozooker Labs’ initiative, a platform designed to inspire collaborative game development across the continent. Read his thoughts below:
Enter Africa has entered the esports plain following an agreement with WESCO (World Esports Consortium). Enter Africa is an initiative initially funded by the Goethe Institute and is a creative African network represented in 15 African countries
Noohkema Game Studios are inching ever closer to the release of their first game – mobile fighting title, Afro Warriors: Battle for Power.
Kenya continues to be a hotbed of activity within the tech and gaming scene across the African continent. This is further emphasised by Afrobytes decision to diversify their portfolio of events into gaming culminating into the first such event in Nairobi.
MakeGamesSA community event is set for its first meetup of the decade later this month. MakeGamesSA is a non-profit organisation focused on establishing sustainable game development companies in South Africa. It aims to act as a voice piece for the game development community and promote proper game development education.
Founded by Ubisoft alumni, Julien Herbin, Senegal based Kayfo Game Studio was founded in June 2019. Born out of Dakar, the six person studio produces casual mobile games on African themes for iOS and Android platforms. This is their profile.
Financed by Agence Française de Développement (AFD), CreaTech Animation & Game Lab is the brain child of ADMI (Africa Digital Media Institute) and Rubika with its robust education program set to commence in February 2020.
The African games industry is at an inflection point. The 2020 trends report touched on some of the exciting initiatives in the works. However, one aspect that wasn’t touch on, was the need for reliable data and analytics on gaming across the continent. It’s a sentiment shared by most, with Senegalese based YUX recently publishing a report on casual mobile gaming in Dakar and Abidjan.
Liquid Telecom, Kiroo Games as well as River Cross Tech have a raft of openings in technical and administrative roles. Interested parties should check them out and apply below.
While most were calling time on their activities at the end of a very eventful decade, Senegalese Delegation for Rapid Entrepreneurship (DER) penned a pivotal deal with Unity – helmed by Johana Riquier.